lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 05 Dec 2007 22:10:31 +1100
From:	Michael Ellerman <michael@...erman.id.au>
To:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
Cc:	"Kyle A. Lucke" <klucke@...ibm.com>,
	David Gibson <dwg@....ibm.com>, linuxppc-dev@...abs.org,
	paulus@...ba.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: drivers/net/iseries_veth.c dubious sysfs usage

On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 01:30 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> In doing a massive kobject cleanup of the kernel tree, I ran across the
> iseries_veth.c driver.
> 
> It looks like the driver is creating a number of subdirectories under
> the driver sysfs directory.  This is odd and probably wrong.  You want
> these virtual connections to show up in the main sysfs device tree, not
> under the driver directory.
> 
> I'll be glad to totally guess and try to move it around in the sysfs
> tree, but odds are I'll get it all wrong as I can't really test this
> out :)
> 
> Any hints on what this driver is trying to do in this sysfs directories?

I wrote the code, I think, but it's been a while - I'll have a look at
it tomorrow.

Why is it "odd and probably wrong" to create subdirectories under the
driver in sysfs?

cheers

-- 
Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

wwweb: http://michael.ellerman.id.au
phone: +61 2 6212 1183 (tie line 70 21183)

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children. - S.M.A.R.T Person

Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (190 bytes)

Powered by blists - more mailing lists